UNION COUNTY — The first day of the 2014-2015 school year saw students from first grade through high school seniors return to school Monday morning.
Students arrived by bus or by car and some who lived near their schools walked there, often accompanied by a parent. In some cases parents went into their children’s school with their children to get information at the office and/or to take them to class. In other cases, students headed into school from the bus or their family car on their own, usually being greeted by members of the school staff and in some cases their fellow students.
While many students headed straight to class, others began the school day with breakfast in their school’s cafeteria.
After breakfast, the students settled in for the day listening as their teachers addressed them about the subjects they’ll be studying throughout the year and proper classroom behavior.
Students then got to work filling out information forms and/or doing projects involving the subjects they will be studying.
While Monday was the first day of school for students in first through 12th grades, the school year gets under way for kindergarten students on Wednesday.
Before then, several schools are hosting activities to help celebrate the beginning of 2014-2015 school year including:
• Jonesville Elementary which will have Twas the Night Before Kindergarten on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 5K Sip-N-Sob at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
• Monarch Elementary will have Twas the Night Before Kindergarten on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 5K Hugs and Kisses on Wednesday from 7-7:45 a.m.
• Buffalo Elementary will have Twas the Night Before Kindergarten on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and 5K Sip-N-Sob on Wednesday from 7-8 a.m.
• Foster Park Elementary will have an Open House for all grades from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.
For more about the first day of school and other activities this week at our local school see upcoming editions of The Union Daily Times and online at www.uniondailytimes.com.